StarShipSofa No 736 Adam Troy-Castro

Main fiction: “Blood Relations” by Adam Troy-Castro

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Adam-Troy Castro made his first non-fiction sale to Spy magazine in 1987. His books to date include four Spider-Man novels, three novels about his profoundly damaged far-future murder investigator Andrea Cort, and six middle-grade novels about the dimension-spanning adventures of young Gustav Gloom. Adam’s works have won the Philip K. Dick Award and the Seiun (Japan), and have been nominated for eight Nebulas, three Stokers, two Hugos, one World Fantasy Award, and, internationally, the Ignotus (Spain), the Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire (France), and the Kurd-Laßwitz Preis (Germany). The audio collection My Wife Hates Time Travel And Other Stories (Skyboat Media) features thirteen hours of his fiction, including the original stories “The Hour In Between” and “Big Stupe and the Buried Big Glowing Booger.” In 2022 he came out with two collections, his The Author’s Wife Vs. The Giant Robot and his thirtieth book, A Touch of Strange. Adam was an Author Guest of Honor at 2023’s World Fantasy Convention and will be Guest of Honor at Heliosphere in 2025. Adam lives in Florida with a pair of chaotic paladin cats.

This story first appeared in Or Else The Light: Dystopia Triptych #3, 2020.

Narrated by: Kaila Moles

Kaila Moles is a Pacific Northwest native who relocated to Tucson, AZ in 2019. She is a mother to one beautiful daughter and spends her days working with her patients who struggle with trauma. She is a psychotherapist who specializes in trauma, addictions, and postpartum diagnoses. In her free time, she enjoys baking, dancing, and writing music and poetry. This is her first narration of a short story.

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